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    Is there anyone here with recording experience with a laptop. I bought the UX2 from Line6 and i'm planning on recording guitar, bass and vox with that. My problem lies in drums.
    I'm using an on-screen drum program ( click and put a drum/cymbal hit in)
    And I'm wondering about using a keyboard, and if it's easier to record a drum beat with that.

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    I've never tried that. I usually go the cheap, lazy way and just clap.

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    It probably has some sort of cheap sequencer on it where you can graph out/chart out/plot/etc your drum track ahead of time. That's what I do on Garage band and it works brilliantly.
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    I have a home recording studio with both synth/sequencer percussion software as well as midi and analog keyboards I can use to "play" the instruments in real time. I find myself using the software more, simply because it is so easy to edit the beats after you've laid them down. You can edit midi, too, but that gets more complicated than the basic synth percussion programs.

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    Default Re: Home Studio Music Recording experience?

    Have you heard of a free drum program called Hydrogen?

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    Get Reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    Have you heard of a free drum program called Hydrogen?
    it's linux...so unless you have a linux machine...you're out of luck with that one. Get Reason

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    Well, there's a version of Hydrogen for Windows.. it's alright, but if I were to get a sequencer it'd be either Reason or Sonar Home Studio. I know Reason has drum machine... but it looks pretty complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    Well, there's a version of Hydrogen for Windows.. it's alright, but if I were to get a sequencer it'd be either Reason or Sonar Home Studio. I know Reason has drum machine... but it looks pretty complicated.
    it's a lot easier than you'd think

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    Reason is just a musicians video game. It is fun though, the drum machine on is just a step recording pattern sequencer. It sounds complex but just play with it and you'll figure it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Days Last View Post
    My problem lies in drums.
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    The thing about Reason is, the drum sounds are actually really good. The sequencer however, terrible. Not so much the actual drum computer where you put together patterns, but the part where you tell the sequencer how long to play each pattern. That part blows. Fruity Loops has that part well done, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    The thing about Reason is, the drum sounds are actually really good. The sequencer however, terrible. Not so much the actual drum computer where you put together patterns, but the part where you tell the sequencer how long to play each pattern. That part blows. Fruity Loops has that part well done, I think.
    it's really not that difficult brandon. maybe you're just a little slow

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    maybe im slow too.
    ive had the worst luck messing around with their sequencer.
    there are also some awesome drum sounds (and just sounds in general) that you can load in...like someone had given me a disc of all of these different drummers' actual kit sounds. It was quite cool.
    I think it had Mike Portnoy, the dude from Meshuggah, Josh Freese, and a few others.
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